Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Great Expectations
592 pages; Barnes & Noble Classics
Narrated by a middle-aged Pip, Great Expectations can be read on many levels—as a morality play of a young boy's coming of age and his unexpected rise from the lower to the leisure class, or as an ironic commentary and social critique on how money affects everyone around it. It can also be enjoyed as a suspense-filled mystery complete with secrets, shady characters, thieves and murderers of all shapes and sizes. 
Featured in Oprah's Book Club 2010